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Chief / First Purser

The chief purser is a senior officer responsible for all accounting onboard a cruise ship. Duties include supervising purser staff, overseeing payroll, managing crew members' visa and work permits, currency exchange etc.

Previous experience as a purser onboard a cruise ship is required. Salaries range from $3400 to $4200 per month.


Purser staff are officers and report to the chief purser. They are responsible for all financial matters onboard a cruise ship, accounting, immigration issues etc.

An accounting and administration background is required. Contracts are usually for one year with a break between two contracts. Salaries are flat and range from $1400 to $2000 per month.